Extremely Rare Lock of Abraham Lincoln's Hair Housed in a Beautifully Engraved Gold Locket From the Family of a Lincoln Cabine...
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Mary McCormick Cameron was the daughter-in-law of Simon Cameron, Abraham Lincoln's first Secretary of War and political ally. Mary Cameron was married to James Donald Cameron who, like his father, served as Secretary of War, only under President Ulysses S. Grant, and served as United States Senator from Pennsylvania for twenty years. Simon Cameron only served one year in Lincoln's cabinet before he resigned. After Lincoln's death, Cameron became very close to Mary Todd Lincoln. The slain president's widow, deeply concerned with her mountain of debts, called upon Cameron to undertake a campaign to raise money for her and her children. Cameron accepted his charge, but found few of Lincoln's political colleagues inclined to support the mercurial Mrs. Lincoln. The extensive correspondence between Mrs. Lincoln and Simon Cameron provide a striking glimpse into Mrs. Lincoln's desperation.
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